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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Students create serving options for fruits and vegetables. In this healthy eating lesson, students review the food pyramid, discuss how fruits and vegetables come from plants and how many servings we need daily. Students cut out pictures of fruits and vegetables and show combinations of 5 servings.
Students explore the nutritional value of the potato, its role in the food pyramid, and how it can be a part of a balanced diet. In this potato nutrition instructional activity, students read about the nutritional value of potatoes. Students work in groups and present potato facts to the class. Students complete a matching activity for the topic.
Students participate in a tag game with the purpose of learning about the food pyramid. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this instructional activity, a whistle is blown and the students must freeze to perform a locomotor movement.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students keep a journal of what they eat for a week, place the foods in one of the five categories in the chart, and compare what they eat to the food pyramid. Students then answer the questions by comparing and finding the ratios for their food versus the food pyramid.
Second graders explore human health by participating in a food choice activity. In this food pyramid lesson, 2nd graders explore the five basic food groups and discuss which healthy choices would benefit them and which foods they should eat less of. Students answer study questions about food choices and the food pyramid.
Student analyze pictures of food items to determine which of the six food pyramid groups they belong to. They tape the pictures onto a poster of the food pyramid. Upon completing the food pyramid, they draw balance meals on paper plates that show which group should be eaten the most, and which should be eaten the least.